Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Will Keep His Position, Says Poroshenko

poroshenkoPrime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will keep his position. This was stated today at the press-conference, by the candidate of presidential elections in Ukraine – Petro Poroshenko.

According to him, the priority of Ukraine’s foreign policy will be European integration, whereas that of domestic policy will be the fight against corruption, establishing an independent judiciary, solving the “Crimean question”. Continue reading

UWC International Election Observation Mission To The Presidential Election Begins Its Work In Ukraine

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Observation Mission (UWC Mission) to the Presidential and Municipal Elections begins its work in Ukraine.

One of the objectives of the UWC is to “monitor democratic processes, including elections and referendums.” In accordance, since 1999 the UWC has consistently participated in monitoring the electoral process in Ukraine.

The goal of the UWC Mission is to support a more open and transparent electoral process in Ukraine during elections scheduled for 25 May 2014, specifically to monitor adherence to the law, prevent violations and provocations at polling stations during voting and provide an assessment of the electoral process.  Continue reading

UDAR wants to replace Turchynov with Poroshenko

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:26

poThe parliamentary fraction of UDAR intends to raise the question about Oleksandr Turchynov’s resignation from the posts of acting speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and acting President of Ukraine.

Serhiy Kaplin spoke about this in the lobby of the Parliament, Interfax-Ukrayina reports. The Klitschko party wants these posts to be filled by independent national deputy Petro Poroshenko. Continue reading

Presidential elections: 38 candidates have submitted documents to the CEC

March 30, 2014. Based on preliminary data, only 23 documents packages out of those submitted by the presidential candidates meet requirements

38 documents packages have been submitted to the Central Electoral Commission (the CEC) for registering presidential candidates in the early elections. However, only 23 of these meet all requirements, the CEC Press Service reports [update: as of March 31, 24 of the packages meet requirements – ed].  Continue reading

Russia will not recognize Ukraine’s presidential election

Saturday, March, 29, 2014, 10:44

Russia currently regards the presidential election scheduled for May in Ukraine as illegitimate. Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE in Vienna, Andrei Kelin, stated this on Friday during a videoconference between Moscow and Vienna, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“Concerning the question of whether it (the election) is legitimate or illegitimate, at this point in time we think that this election is illegitimate because it does not fit the way it was set out in the agreement (from February 21),” said Kelin.

In his words, to make the elected president legitimate, the leader of the state should be supported by all Ukrainians. And for this sake, the legislation must be changed.

“The constitutional reform is urgently needed. It cannot wait,” said the Russian diplomat.

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The Election for President of Ukraine: An Analysis

Yulia Tymoshenko

By Serhiy Leshchenko, Ukrayinska Pravda, March 28, 2014

Tymoshenko or Poroshenko?

Nine years ago this choice was not made by all of Ukraine, but by one person — the newly elected Viktor Yushchenko, who simultaneously promised the post of prime minister to both collaborators. Now these competitors from 2005 are competing again, but on the electoral front while trying to forget the Yushchenko era as a terrible nightmare.

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